After Spinal Injury, Tara Llanes Has Long Road to Recovery


I guess I’ve been under a rock the past six months as I didn’t know until today that Giant Bicycles rider, Tara Llanes, suffered a serious spinal cord injury on September 1, 2007 at the Jeep King of the Mountain race in Beaver Creek, CO. Wow… I can’t believe I hadn’t heart about this before.

Tara is one of the most prolific women mountain bike racers and has been a huge part of the sport for years. I wish her well in her recovery from this devastating injury. No doubt her spirit and drive will get her back up and walking again. I truly hope for a full recovery.

You can check out to see her accomplishments and adventures over the years.

Donate to the Tara Llanes Heart of a Champion Recovery Fund

Donate to Tara’s Recovery Fund

Tara is facing huge medical bills and I’m sure she could use any support and good vibes we can send her. Visit the following site to send her a message, donate to her recovery fund, or purchase products that support her recovery.


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A native of the Pacific Northwest, Jason quickly developed a love for the outdoors and a thing for mountains. That infatuation continues as he founded this site in 1999 -- sharing his love of road biking, mountain biking, trail running and skiing. That passion is channeled into every article or gear review he writes. Utah's Wasatch Mountains are his playground.

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